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Husband, wife charged with exporting raw gold

A husband and wife charged with allegedly exporting GYD$14.6 million worth raw gold without a licence were Monday granted self-bail. They are 47-seven year old Shazam Khan and 45-year old Bibi Khan of Lot 3 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, tbey pleaded not guilty to the charge. She released them on their own recognisance ...

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Truck driver charged with causing death of Armstrong brothers, one year after collision

Just over one year after two brothers were killed in an East Bank Demerara road accident, a truck driver was Tuesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Twenty-seven year old Gansham Das of 2233 Tuschen Housing Scheme appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan for causing the death of 23 year old Jonnel Armstrong, and 21-year ...

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Male sex workers, Cox and Forrester, charged with robbery

Twenty-one year old Kevin Forrester and 19-year old Godfrey Cox , both commercial sex workers, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with robbery with aggravation. The charge states that on October 24 at Croal Sreet, Georgetown, they robbed Victor Best of GYD$84,000 and US$370 property of the said Victor Best. The duo denied the charge and the prosecution objected to ...

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Canadian charged with attempting to steal raw gold from mining camp

A Canadian man, who allegedly went to a mining and demanded five ounces, 15 pennyweights of raw gold, was Wednesday charged with attempting to steal. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted 54-year old Elson Bettencourt GYD$100,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport with the Magistrates’ Court Office. He was ordered to return to court on November 8, ...

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Former Rice Board General Manager, Board Director on more fraud charges

Former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Jagnarine Singh and a former Board Director of that semi-autonomous state-owned agency were Friday arraigned on 34 additional fraud charges. Former Director, Ricky Ramraj and Singh were each granted GYD$1 million bail by Chief magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force said the two  ...

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Former New GMC General Manager, engineer’s wife walk free from fraud charges

Former General Manager of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC), Nizam Hassan and the wife of a Ministry of Agriculture Engineer were freed of fraud charges because of a lack of evidence. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan on Friday ruled that the case against Hassan and Felicia De Souza-Madramootoo be dismissed because the prosecution failed to provide evidence to support ...

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Prison Officer charged with assaulting policeman

Thirty-nine year old George Selman,  a Principal Prison Officer II, of Lot 10 Den Amstel West Coast Demerara wad Monday remanded for assaulting a police officer. Selman stood before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge that alleged on October 7 at the Camp Street Prison he assaulted a peace officer. The prosecution objected to ...

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